beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice, clear dark gold color with a medium, creamy white head. Interesting aroma of biscuity malt and bread. Good flavor of strong, thick biscuity malt with bread and a solid hops bitterness. The body has a light to medium thickness with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. This beer is well made and enjoyable.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewpub with tiggmt. Very light, clear gold, little head. Light caramel-sweet nose, hints of honey...flavor a bit rougher and woody, lightly smoky late, medium bodied.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold, pale amber. Medium head . Light sweet malty aroma . Dry front , followed by bitter hop accents . Hopp accented Oktoberfest.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt and spices featured in th aroma, golden, with a tiny cream head. Malt and grapefruit flavours, medium bodied, bitter dry finish. Very good.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 2007 version: An all-Saaz version. A wonderfully balanced polotmavé (so not your usual oktoberfest lager) with a cushiony body, beautiful Saaz presence from aroma to bitterness, bready malts and soft carbonation. An exceptional session beer! 3.7/5
2004 version: An earthy yeast spray tastefully lathers the classy hay and floral bitterness...Perfect balance of soothing malt biscuits and orangey and herbal hops...Traditional values which are still interestingly contemporary...3.5/5
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice balance of thick, chewey malts and light, herbal hops in the nose. Hazy, light copper-golden with small white head that recedes to lasting cover with some nice lacing. Big malty caramel and toffee flavour, with herbal/floral hops towards the end and mild bitterness to take the edge off. Lastingly sweet caramel in the finish. Medium body with good carbonation on the tongue and very nice mouthfeel. So good, I had to have a second glass. On tap at the brewpub.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/Sand hue, hazy, sticky 1cm white head. Light aroma, smells heavily carbonated up front. Creamy, herbal.. Big flavor of butter cookies, ginger, gentle floral hops. Slightly astringent finish. Mild, but efficient. Well developped graham cookies maltiness. Expressive dry almost smoky caramel pudding finish. Mild bitterness. Very crisp light-medium body with usual powdery Cheval Blanc mouthfeel. Crisp carbonation. Straightforwardly good.